Welcome to Moreno Valley College
It is my sincere pleasure to welcome you to Moreno Valley College, the 111th Community College in California. The dedicated faculty, staff, and administrators are here to help you meet your educational goals. You have access to general education courses getting you ready to transfer to a four year university, as well as a number of career technical programs offering associate's degrees and certificates.
Moreno Valley College has strong ties to the community and a rich history in building partnerships with local businesses, industries and school districts. These partnerships allow us to offer successful and highly sought after programs in allied health care, public safety, computer gaming, and business.
All of us at Moreno Valley College hope that your experience will not only provide you with an outstanding education, but will be the start of a lifetime of learning and a sense of belonging to the college and the community.
Robin Steinback, Ph.D.
Moreno Valley College inspires, challenges, and empowers our diverse, multicultural community of learners to realize their goals; promotes citizenship, integrity, leadership, and global awareness; and encourages academic excellence and professionalism.
To accomplish this mission, we provide comprehensive support services, developmental education, and academic programs leading to:
- Baccalaureate Transfer
- Associate Degrees in Arts and Sciences
- Certificates in Career and Technical Education Fields
- Post-employment Opportunities
The Moreno Valley College is fast becoming the health education center of choice in the Inland Empire with strong programs in health sciences, human, and public services. Each semester, more than 14,000 students pursue associate's degrees, transfer to a four-year college or university, or a career certificate that qualifies them to enter their chosen field.
MVC offers instruction at two sites, a main campus located in the city of Moreno Valley and an off-campus site, the Ben Clark Training Center, located approximately 11 miles from the main campus.
RCCD began serving the Moreno Valley community by offering classes at March Air Force Base and Moreno Valley High School. The number of courses expanded with the community's population and in October 1985 the Robert C. Warmington Company donated 112 acres for the construction of a college in Moreno Valley. This philanthropic act was motivated by the company's vision that having a college close to the homes that it intended to build would make those homes more attractive to potential buyers. In 1989, RCCD purchased 20 additional acres. Construction began in the same year and MVC officially opened in 1991 when four buildings were completed: the Library, the Student Services Building, the Science and Technology Building, and the student center.
MVC became a fully accredited college in 2010, making it the 111th California Community College. MVC has grown from serving 3,490 students in the College's first semester to an annual enrollment of 10,000 students as of the fall 2017 semester.
MVC is RCCD's designated center for health sciences and public safety programs, which are offered in partnership with entities such as the Riverside County Regional Medical Center, the Riverside County Sheriff's Department and California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.
MVC offers 54 academic programs, employs more than 585 people, and distributes over $660,000 in financial aid to students every year.
Vision and Values
Moreno Valley College is committeed to exceeding the expectations of students, community, faculty, and staff by providing and expanding opportunities for learning, personal enrichment, and community development.
Recognition of Our Heritage of Excellence
- We embrace Moreno Valley College's rich tradition of excellence and innovation in upholding the highest standard of quality for the services we provide to our students and communities. We are bound together to further our traditions and to build for the future on the foundations of the past.
Passion for Learning
- We believe in teaching excellence and student centered decision making. We value a learning environment in which staff and students find enrichment in their work and achievements.
Respect for Collegiality
- We recognize the pursuit of learning takes the contributions of the entire district community, as well as the participation of the broader community. We believe in collegial dialogue that leads to participatory decision making.
Appreciation of Diversity
- We believe in the dignity of all individuals, in fair and equitable treatment, and in equal opportunity. We value the richness and interplay of differences. We promote inclusiveness, openness, and respect to differing viewpoints.
Dedication to Integrity
- We are committed to honesty, mutual respect, fairness, empathy, and high ethical standards. We demonstrate integrity and honesty in action and word as stewards for our human, financial, physical, and environmental resources.
Commitment to Community Building
- We believe Moreno Valley College is an integral part of the social and economic development of our region, preparing individuals to better serve the community. We believe in a community-minded approach that embraces open communication, caring, cooperation, transparency, and shared governance.
Commitment to Accountability
- We strive to be accountable to our students and community constituents and to use quantitative and qualitative data to drive our planning discussions and decisions. We embrace the assessment of learning outcomes and the continuous improvement of instruction.
See a list of current administrators at MVC.